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The University

Private, combining military tradition of nearly two centuries and a broad range of traditional undergraduate degree programs.


1819 by Captain Alden Partridge, as the first private military college in the United States and the birthplace of the nation’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program.


In the rugged Green Mountains of Vermont, one of the nation’s most spectacular natural areas, offering a vast array of outdoor opportunities year-round.

Northfield, Vermont

A charming, friendly community located 15 minutes from Montpelier, Vermont’s state capital; one hour from Burlington, Vermont’s largest city; and three hours from Montreal and Boston, two of North America’s most cultured cities.


Approximately 1900 Cadets, traditional students and commuters attend Norwich University.


Students from over 40 states and 20 foreign countries.


112 fulltime, 81 percent hold terminal degrees.

Student/Faculty Ratio


Academic Programs

29 bachelor’s degree programs, teacher licensure program and four ROTC programs.


Approximately 80, including academic and professional societies; special interest clubs; literary, theatrical and musical activities; religious, military and community service organizations; programming committees; and more.


NCAA Division III, 18 varsity sports, a variety of club sports, and unlimited intramural sports opportunities.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study are available.

Two Lifestyles. One University.

For 20 years, Cadets and traditional students have shared the same campus at Norwich University, creating one of the most unique college cultures in the nation. While students in The Corps of Cadets participate in intense military training, all of our students benefit from a distinctive and structured learning environment that promotes academic success as well as leadership development.

American InterContinental University